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Organisational Structure

The Organisation is structured as follows (Rule 4):

  • Congress
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  • Central Executive Committee
    • 22 members
  • Benefit Funds Committee
    • 7 members
  • Northern Committee
    • 16 members
  • Education Committee
    • 18 members
  • Equality Committee
    • 18 members
  • Principals' and Deputy Principals' Committee
    • 18 members

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  • Districts
    • 16 Districts/District Secretaries
  • Branches
    • 183 Branches
  • Members
    • 39, 320

Annual Congress

Annual Congress is held at Easter and is the supreme governing body of the Organisation. Organisation policy is determined by Annual Congress or by Special Congresses which are called from time to time. Branches, Districts, CEC, BFC and NC are entitled to submit motions for consideration at Annual Congress.

National Committees

There are five national committees as listed above: the Central Executive Committee, Benefit Funds Committee, Education Committee, Equality Committee and Principals' and Deputy Principals' Committee

 

 

Central Executive Committee (22 members)

The Central Executive Committee (CEC) consists of the President, Vice-President, the Ex-President, one District Representative from each of the 16 Districts, and three full-time officials: the General Secretary, the General Treasurer and the Northern Secretary. The duty of the CEC is to carry out the orders of Congress, to report on the progress made on the implementation of each resolution passed at the previous Congress and to manage, superintend and direct the affairs of the Organisation between Congresses.

 

CEC Electoral Districts

cec map

 

Benefits Funds Committee (7 members)

The Benefit Funds Committee (BFC) consists of five elected representatives, one for each of five electoral divisions, together with the General Secretary and the General Treasurer. The Committee administers various funds of the Organisation, in particular the Benevolent Fund and the Illness and Mortality Fund

BFC Electoral Districts

bfc map

The Education Committee (18 members)

The Education Committee (EDC) consists of the President and the Vice-President and one representative elected by each of the 16 Districts. The Education Committee advises the CEC on educational matters. The Education Committee submits an annual report to Congress and prepares reports for the Organisation's annual consultative conference on education matters.

The Equality Committee (18 members)

The Equality Committee (EQC) consists of the President, and the Vice-President and one representative of each of the 16 Districts. The function of the Equality Committee is to advise the CEC on equality matters. The Equality Committee submits an annual report to Congress and prepares reports for consideration by the Organisation from time to time.

The Northern Committee

The Northern Committee is elected annually by the members in Northern Ireland to manage the affairs of the Organisation in that area. A Northern Conference is held annually to determine policy on matters of concern to members in Northern Ireland.

The Principals' and Deputy Principals' Committee

The Principals' and Deputy Principals' Committee consists of the President and the Vice-President and one representative elected by each of the 16 Districts. The committeee was formed in 2005 after a resolution for its inception was passed at the Special Rules Congress in 2004.